Panthers in cruise control, improve to 6-0


By Kelly Phillips - kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com



Photo by Kelly Phillips | NDL Senior MJ Jones runs through the defense earlier in the season. Jones scored touchdowns on the ground and through the air during the Friday night win at Murray 33-14.


The undefeated Panthers hit the road Friday night to visit the Murray Tigers. Russellville has now won all six games this season. They beat Murray 33-14.

Different week, same formula for Coach Myers. The Panthers ground game was strong. They had 371 rushing yards compared to only 24 through the air. Quarterback Jaylyn McMurry collected 165 yards rushing with a touchdown. He also threw a 24 yard touchdown pass to MJ Jones. The touchdown pass was McMurry’s only completion out of two attempts.

Johnny Drumgole MJ Jones, and Drew West also had touchdown runs during the win at Murray. Drumgole racked up 81 yards on the ground. MJ Jones finished third in rushing yards with 76.

Paul Jones intercepted a Murray pass. TK Hampton and Jacolbie Mason each recovered a fumble.

Russellville (6-0) will play the final regular season road game on Friday against Fulton County (0-5.)

Photo by Kelly Phillips | NDL Senior MJ Jones runs through the defense earlier in the season. Jones scored touchdowns on the ground and through the air during the Friday night win at Murray 33-14.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Site-57.jpgPhoto by Kelly Phillips | NDL Senior MJ Jones runs through the defense earlier in the season. Jones scored touchdowns on the ground and through the air during the Friday night win at Murray 33-14.

By Kelly Phillips

kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com

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